Welcome to Llandovery (Llanymddyfri)
Lovely Llandovery is an attractive market town that makes a good base for exploring the western fringes of Brecon Beacons National Park. The name means 'the church among the waters', and the town is indeed surrounded by rivers, sitting between the Tywi and the Bran, and with the smaller Bawddwr running through it.
It was once an important assembly point for drovers taking their cattle towards the English markets. The Bank of the Black Ox – one of the first independent Welsh banks – was established here by a wealthy cattle merchant.